This is for all of the Dark Souls console players that won't be getting the Prepare To Die Edition on PC.
When the Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition was announced, bonus content was unveiled that was not included in console versions. The bonus content has been titled Artorias of the Abyss, and it will be available for anyone not purchasing the Prepare To Die Edition on PC. This DLC expansion introduces new weapons, armor, areas, and bosses to Dark Souls.
The DLC will be available this winter for $14.99 on PSN and 1,200 MP on Xbox Live.
Insomniac Games announces the newest Ratchet & Clank installment due this fall on PSN.
With the approach of the 10th anniversary for the Ratchet & Clank franchise, a related announcement was bound to arise this year. The Ratchet & Clank Collection is due this summer in Europe and fall for North America, so fans of the series can relive their favorite moments from the classic PS2 titles. However, Insomniac Games has announced an entirely new Ratchet & Clank game titled Full Frontal Assault.
Just like Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty, Full Frontal Assault will only be available on the PlayStation Store at launch. Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games, says, "We've returned to the series' classic feel, camera, controls and weapons, while innovating and giving you a whole new way to play." Ted Price also mentions that online features will be available in Full Frontal Assault, but specific details will come later. Details so far reveal that this game will be an experience that old-time fans and newcomers can enjoy equally.
More details on Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will arrive as the fall season approaches this year.
Blizzard reaches out to their fans with an apology and update.
After Diablo III launched on May 15, many users experienced problems with the game's servers and connectivity. Since launch, Blizzard has been working hard on making sure that the issues are fixed and prevented from happening in the future.
Blizzard issued an official statement to their fans that included an apology and an update on the progress for Diablo III. According to the statement, the real-money auction house for Diablo III will be delayed past the original estimated date of May 22.
Here is the entire statement from Blizzard:
We'd like to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who joined the global Diablo III launch celebrations this week, as well as to everyone who was ready to jump into Sanctuary the moment the game went live.
To that end, we'd also like to say that we've been humbled by your enthusiasm -- and we sincerely regret that your crusade to bring down the Lord of Terror was thwarted not by mobs of demons, but by mortal infrastructure. As many of you are aware, technical issues occurring within hours after the game's launch led to players experiencing error messages and difficulty logging in. These issues cropped up again last night for the Americas and Europe servers. Despite very aggressive projections, our preparations for the launch of the game did not go far enough.
We've been monitoring the game 24/7 and have applied several optimizations to help our systems better weather the global rush. As of late last night, specifically 11:50 PM PDT on May 15, all systems have been online and running relatively smoothly. We're continuing to monitor performance globally and will be taking further measures as needed to ensure a positive experience for everyone. This includes some maintenance to implement additional improvements for each region.
In order to make sure everything is continuing to run as it should, we've decided to move out our target launch for the real-money auction house beyond our original estimated date of May 22. We'll post further updates on that in the near future.
Aside from the tremendous number of players simultaneously logging in to the game, one of the launch-day service issues was linked to the achievement system. Some players began to notice early on that achievements were either not being earned properly, or not being saved between multiple logins. We're investigating this issue and will provide a specific update as soon as possible.
We greatly appreciate everyone's support, and we want to sincerely apologize for the difficulties many of you encountered on day one. Please visit the Battle.net Support site or Support forums for the latest service-related updates or for help in troubleshooting any technical issues you may be having downloading, installing, or while playing the game.
Thank you again for your patience while we reinforce the gates of Sanctuary and further strengthen it for your onslaught.
Rockstar Games is offering all Steam users a free copy of Midnight Club 2. All you have to do is join the official Rockstar Games group on Steam. Be sure that you have a registered Steam account and have at least one purchase via Steam (gifted or for yourself), because you won't be eligible otherwise. Also, the copy of the game is non-giftable, so you can't hand it off to a buddy.
You have until May 15 to join the group. All eligible users will be receive their copies of Midnight Club 2 by May 29.
Watch Connor assassinate some Red Coats in this new gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed III
A new side of Assassin's Creed III shines in its new gameplay trailer (shown below). We see Connor, our assassin protagonist, take on the Red Coats in a stealthy fashion. Hopping from tree to tree, using muskets, and taking on gun-wielding armies are all displayed in the trailer with promising gameplay footage.
Assassin's Creed III is set to release on October 30 this year.